The stars and their pros were tasked with creating dances inspired by their most memorable year; in short - tell us your story. For some of the celebs their most memorable years were full of obstacles to overcome, for others they were memories of the most joyful times. Whether celebrating weddings and babies, or fighting through divorce and illness to a better life, each star had something to offer and connect to through their dances.
And do you know what happened? Nearly every score went up from previous weeks. It's still early enough in the season that it's fair to say no one has mastered all the steps (they haven't even done every style yet), and everyone is still feeling the pain of rehearsals and the use of muscles they didn't realize they had... and yet the scores went up. Do you know why?
Because they didn't just dance. They told a story. They connected to their emotions, they dedicated their performances to loved ones, and they danced from the heart.
And it showed. If anyone needed proof that dancing is more than just moving your body the right way on the right count, last's night's DWTS experiment provided it. So think of that the next time you are dancing, and see if you can find a story to tell beyond simply doing the choreography. We bet you'll dance better because of it.